Are you READY?
- Does your family have a fire evacuation plan and have you practiced that plan?
- Do you know how to prepare for an earthquake?
- What safety precautions should you take to prevent burns in your home?
- Do you know what to do to keep yourself and your family safe?
Would you be interested in getting yourself and your neighborhood involved in a program that will benefit everyone?
What is READY
READY (Remember Emergency Action depends on You) is a neighborhood program intended to provide residents of Kirkland and king County Fire District 41 with the information, resources, and training to:
- Prevent fires in their home and neighborhood
- Prepared for the eventuality of various disasters
- Promote home safety and prevent injuries
- Prevent crime in their home and neighborhoods
How Does It Work?
The READY Program begins with a R.E.A.D.Y. House visit to your neighborhood. The house-on-wheels is outfitted with hands on elements dealing with fire, crime, home safety, and disaster.
After the trailer visit, presentations are scheduled in a host home or nearby community location whereby the representatives from each of the agencies will discuss various topics about fire, crime, home safety, and disaster. We will fit our presentations to the needs of your neighborhood.
What are the Benefits?
Your neighborhood as a R.E.A.D.Y Alliance will have the knowledge and skills to help your household and neighborhood be safer and more prepared. You will be able to develop relationships with neighbors who will assist you during a disaster, become involved in Block Watch activities, and come to the aid during a fire.
We hope this program will create an environment that will help neighbors work with neighbors. Many time our neighbors are the first ones to provide aid to us during an event such as an earthquake or even alert us to s suspicious person lurking in the yard.
You can make the difference in your neighborhood by gaining the necessary information and training to create a safer community for yourself, family, and neighbors.
Who is Involved?
Kirkland Fire Department and King County Fire District #41 are working in cooperation with the Kirkland Police Department and the King County Sheriff’s Department Precinct #2 to offer the neighborhood R.E.A.D.Y. program to residents.
Several public and private organizations have also joined in on the educational process: